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Prescribed Breeds of Dogs

No breed of dog is banned in South Australia, however under the Dog and Cat Management Act 1995 there are five prescribed breeds of dog that have some restrictions placed on them, these are:

  • American Pit Bull Terrier
  • Fila Braziliero
  • Japanese Tosa
  • Dog Argentinia
  • Presa Canario

The Dog and Cat Management Act 1995 requires that if you own a dog that is one of these breeds, it must be desexed and whilst not confined to your premises have a muzzle securely fixed onto its mouth so that it cannot bite a person or animal.

These breeds must be under effective control by physical restraint, which means the dog must be on a leash which is no more than two meters in length.

It is an offence to sell, give away or advertises for sale a dog of a prescribed breed.

The maximum penalty for a breach of Section 45B (prescribed breeds) of the Dog and Cat Management Act 1995 is $5000 per offence.

Prescribed Breed of Dog Information Sheet